Posted on June 06, 2012
Halloween is less than a week away and that means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is time to bring a little fall beauty in from the garden to make your whole home feel warm and inviting for the holidays!
Make it easy for guests to find your home with pumpkin house numbers. This can be done with paint or decoupage. You could even carve the numbers into the pumpkins and light them up for a modern Jack-O-Lantern.
A galvanized bucket filled with apple candles makes a glowing welcome. Simple us a spoon so scoop out the center of the apple making sure not to go all the way through. Then just drop in a tea light candle, light and float on water. Another great way to display the apple candles is on a tray mixed with pumpkins for a fall centerpiece.
Cover a wreath with moss and affix mini pumpkins and gourds for a quick fall wreath for the front door or hang it over the fireplace.
Throughout the Home
On your mantel arrange varying sizes of pumpkins or gourds for a festive display. Try going monochromatic for a more modern look.
Leaves and miniature gourds tied to twine makes a beautiful fall garland to adorn mantels, windows and doorways.
Display colorful fall foliage in glass picture frames. Simply press leaves or flowers using a flower pressor in the pages of heavy book. When leaves are completely dry mount in a frame and hang for a little fall foliage in any room.
Set the Table
Hurricane vases filled with dried corn or beans and a pillar candle will add a warm glow to your table.
Mums, berries and branches combine for a stunning floral arrangement for the table or buffet.
Gourds, pumpkins and apples all make great unique vases to help set a fall festive table.
Make finding your seat easy for guests with miniature pumpkin place cards. Tie paper leaves with guest names to the stem of the pumpkins with twin for a quick and easy fall inspired place card.
Time to Eat
Don’t forget that pumpkins can also be great serving dishes! Hollow one out for soup, stew, dip or even fondue!